Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only wildlife park and is home to a variety of wildlife. The Volcanoes National Park, where travelers can do gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda; Nyungwe Forest National Park, where travelers can see chimpanzees and other smaller primate species; and the Akagera National Park, where travelers can engage in a variety of activities such as outstanding game drives offering more than 8,000 large mammals, including the rhinos that were recently reintroduced to the park.
The Akagera national park is set in the eastern province of Rwanda, sharing its border with Tanzania. Akagera National Park is majorly covered by Savannah plains, swampy vegetation, and low mountain areas with woodlands that make up the majority of the park’s vegetation. Akagera national park protects a variety of animals such as zebras, lions, and eastern black rhinoceroses. The Akagera national park is home to more than 500 different bird species, including the endangered shoebill stork.
There are two sectors in Akagera National Park. The northern and southern sectors have their own unique animals on their game drive circuits. The southern sector is where the large animals and the majority of accommodations are located, whereas the northern circuit is well known for having a large number of smaller games.
Many visitors come to the Akagera national park with the primary intention of going on game drives. There are three different game drives available in Akagera: a morning half-day game drive, an afternoon game drive, and a night game drive. The afternoon game drive runs from 12 pm to 5 pm, the evening drives begin at 5:30 pm, and they wrap up between 8 pm and 8:30 pm. The morning game drive runs from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Only the southern portion of the park is used for the nighttime game drives. The AMC vehicles are responsible for picking you up from your hotel and dropping you back there at the end of the safari. They also conduct night game drives.
In the Akagera National Park, game drives are priced per half-day or full-day. From 6:30 am to 5 pm, there are full-day game drives. Although a self-drive game drive is included in the park entrance fee, if you’d rather have a guide from Akagera, you can pick one up at the Akagera reception before 9 am and have them drop you off after 5 hours, which is regarded as a half-day game drive. Unless you return the guide before noon, you will be charged the full day rate if you pick it up after 9 a.m. Additionally, guides picked up after noon will be charged for half a day.
It is best to watch wildlife in the morning and in the evening when the weather is a little cooler and the animals are foraging for food. Adults, children, and residents of other countries are all subject to entry fees. All activities and access to the Akagera National Park are free for children under the age of five. A document must be presented in order to qualify for an exemption; otherwise, regular fees will be charged.
The Akagera National Park entry fee covers the self-drive game drive, but if you’d prefer a guide from the park, you’ll need to fork over either $25 per guide for a half-day, or 5 hours, or $40 for a full-day game drive.
When you get in touch with us, we can arrange for you to participate in more activities while you’re in Akagera National Park, including boat cruises, bird watching, sport fishing, behind-the-scenes tours, walks the line, and cultural encounters.